Letter: The spiritual sculpture of Elisabeth Frink

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Sir: I was surprised to read Bryan Robertson in his obituary of Dame Elisabeth Frink (19 April) describing her sculpture in Paternoster Square as a secular work. I have a photograph of it, which she gave me, above my desk (five sheep, incidentally, not three).

It has always seemed to me a deeply spiritual or religious work, symbolising God, our Father, Paternoster,

as the Good Shepherd whom Jesus portrayed.

Is this a sad example of the loss of Biblical understanding that is tragically impoverishing our nation? Let's get back to it before it is too late.

Yours faithfully,

KATIE MAKOWER

London, SW13

19 April

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